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ISAP VII Conference Program


Venue: Bodemuseum, Gobelinsaal, Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin

10:00 – 10:30 Registration

10:30 – 13:00 Sessions 1-2: Welcome - Omayyad Imperial Documents I (Chair: Matt Malczycki)

  • Matt Malczycki (Auburn University/ISAP), Andreas Kaplony (LMU Munich/ISAP): Opening
  • Julien Chapuis (Bodemuseum): Welcome
  • Friederike Seyfried (Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung): Welcome
  • Tomasz Barański (University of Warsaw): The Arabization of Lower-Rank Officials in Early Islamic Egypt: A Reconsideration of Two Bilingual Tax Receipts from the Heracleopolites/Ihnās
  • Jelle Bruning (Leiden University): Organizing the War Fleet in Early-Islamic Egypt
  • Lajos Berkes (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Greek as an Administrative Language in the 8th-century Caliphate
  • Response / Discussion

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 17:00 Session 3: Workshop on Arabic Documents (Papyrus Collection), Workshop on Arabic Manuscripts (Staatsbibliothek), Visit of Bodemuseum, Visit of Neues Museum

20:00 - 22:00 Dinner


Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Holzlaube, Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

9:00 – 12:00 Session 4: Omayyad Imperial Documents II (Chair: Andreas Kaplony)

  • Beatrice Gruendler, Konrad Hirschler, Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis, Tonio Sebastian Richter (Freie Universität Berlin): Welcome
  • Nils Purwins (Freie Universität Berlin): The Noble Ones of Ērānšahr: About wuzurgān, āzādāz, dahīgān, šahrīgān
  • Said Reza Huseini (Leiden University): Thinking in Arabic, Writing in Sogdian: Diplomatic Relations Between the Arabs and the Local Rulers in Transoxiana in the Early Eighth Century
  • Esther Garel (IFAO Cairo): People of Edfu: Some Considerations on Onomastics and Prosopography in the Papyri from the Early Arab Period
  • Vincent Walter (Leipzig University): "For you know about my life and the prison I am in": The Late Coptic Paitos Dossier
  • Petra Sijpesteijn (Leiden University): "After God, I turn to you." Religious Expressions in Arabic Papyrus Letters
  • Response / Discussion

12:00 - 13:00 Session 5: Hands-On Discussion of Documents, Archives and Collections (Poster Session)

  • Ahmed Nabil Maghraby (Sadat City University): Fragment of a Lost Hadith Collection of al-Muʾtamar ibn Sulaymān al-Taymī Preserved on Paper
  • Alon Dar (Leiden University): Power or Persuasion: Qurra b. Sharīk's Letters
  • Ahmed Kamal Mamdouh (Cairo University): Two Unpublished Personal Letters from al-Ashmūnain
  • Tamer Mokhtar Mohamed (Helwan University): Four Arabic Inscriptions on Wooden Panels
  • Lahcen Daaïf (Université Lumière Lyon 2): The Archive of a Christian Wealthy Family from Ṭuṭūn
  • Andreas Kaplony, Daniel Potthast, Johannes Thomann, Sebastian Metz, Angélique Kleiner, Rocio Daga Portillo, Leonora Sonego, Michail Hradek (LMU Munich): The Arabic Papyrology Database

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00-18:00 Session 6: Literary Documents (Chair: Beatrice Gruendler)

  • Mathieu Tillier (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne) / Naïm Vanthieghem (CNRS Paris): A Quranic Manuscript on Papyrus From the End of the 7th Century and the Beginning of the 8th Century in the Hamburg Staatsbibliothek
  • Ursula Bsees (University of Vienna/University of Cambridge): Some from the Zabur, some from the Prophet: Religious Advice Collected as Seen in P.Vind.inv. A.P. 1854a+b
  • Hazem Hussein Abbas Ali (Beni-Suef University): Reconstructing Dhū r-Rumma's Poem Through an Unpublished Document from the P.Cair.Arab. Collection
  • Edmund Hayes (Leiden University): The Epistolary Imam: Comparing the Correspondence of the Shii Imam with Documentary Letters
  • Samer Ben Brahim / Mahmoud Kozae / Rima Redwan (Freie Universität Berlin): Digital Approaches to a Mutable Textual Tradition: Kalīla wa-Dimna in Manuscripts from the 13th to 19th Centuries
  • Yousry Elseadawy (Freie Universität Berlin): Scribes and Manuscripts: The Scribes of Arabic Manuscripts: A Historical and Codicological Approach
  • Response / Discussion

20:00 - 22:00 Evening Lecture and Reception

Venue: to be announced

  • Fred Donner (University of Chicago): The Earliest Extant Arabic Letter? Several Puzzles in Search of a Solution


Venue: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Grimm-Zentrum, Auditorium, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1-3, 10117 Berlin

9:00 – 12:00 Session 7: Economic Documents (Chair: Lajos Berkes)

  • Lajos Berkes (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Welcome
  • Cecilia Palombo (Princeton University): Power, Exaction, and Paternalism in the Enforcement of Taxation: The Egyptian Monastic Context, 2nd‒3rd Centuries
  • Janneke de Jong (Leiden University): Who Did What in Eighth-Century Aphrodito? Some Observations on Tax Documents and Prosopography
  • Saied el-Maghawry Mohamed (Sadat City University): Wheat Through Arabic Papyri in the World Wide Collections: Rare Unpublished Texts
  • Matt Malczycki (Auburn University): Livestock Sales and Social History
  • Mohamed N. Abdelrahman Gad (King Faisal University): An Unpublished Arabic Document from Mamluk Jerusalem: Ḥaram Šarīf no. 646
  • Rocio Daga Portillo (LMU Munich): Writing in Arabic After the Christian Conquest: Toledo Documents Comparing Islamic and Christian Arabic Documents
  • Response / Discussion

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00-18:00 Session 8: Scribal Culture (Chair: Konrad Hirschler)

  • Abdullah al-Hatlani (Leiden University): What’s in a Name? Names, Kunyas, and Nisbas in Islamic-Era Inscriptions from Arabia
  • Eline Scheerlinck (Leiden University): "We will not require anything of you, except for...": Permits, Protection and Problem Solving in Early Islamic Egypt
  • Eugenio Garosi (LMU Munich/University of Basel): An Early Islamic Validity Cause: P.Ness. 56 Revisited
  • Maher A. Eissa (Fayoum University): More Late Coptic Texts from the National Archive of Egypt
  • Daisy Livingston (SOAS London): Late-Mamlūk Archival Practices on Ice: The View from Sultan al-Ghawrī's Waqf Archive
  • Tarek M. Muhammad / Noha A. Salem (Ain Shams University, Cairo), Tārīkh Mulūk al-Qusṭanṭīniyya (The History of the Kings of Constantinople): An Attempt to Know its Author and Sources
  • Response / Discussion

20:00 - 22:00 Dinner


Venue: Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Einsteinsaal, Jägerstrasse 22/23, 10117 Berlin

9:00-12:00 Session 9: Sciences and Wrap-Up (Chair: Michael Marx)

  • Michael Marx (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy): Welcome
  • Gideon Bohak (Tel Aviv University): Arabic Manuals of Twitch Divination from the Cairo Genizah and from Qusayr
  • Johannes Thomann (University of Zurich): Scientific Texts-Books and their Application in Practice: Interdependencies of Literary and Documentary Evidence of Scientific Activities
  • Wrap-up
  • ISAP General Meeting

Participants with no lecture

  • Abdul Rahman Bahrom
  • Anne Boud'hors (CNRS Paris)
  • Nadja Danilenko (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Beatrice Gruendler (FU Berlin)
  • Hanouf Hussain al-Azmi (Kuwait)
  • Konrad Hirschler (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Andreas Kaplony (LMU Munich)
  • Verena Lepper (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Papyrus Collection Berlin)
  • Michael Marx (Corpus Coranicum, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy)
  • Tonio Sebastian Richter (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Stefanie Schmidt (Basel University)
  • Ayman Shahin (Regensburg University/Bamberg University)
  • Veronika Six (Hamburg)


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